Finding the right school for your child is an important milestone in a family’s life. Should they be at a brick and mortar school? In virtual learning? What about the quality of academics, flexibility of programs, and safety? A cyber charter school is a tuition-free, public option for many families, with many students enjoying the flexibility of classes, the home-based environment, and innovative technology. But what about parents? As a PA Virtual parent and employee, I’ve witnessed the power of virtual learning. In this blog, I’ll share the lessons that I experienced as a Learning Coach, as well as some tips and strategies for cyber charter school success.
Each day, the teachers of Pennsylvania's 14 cyber charter schools find new ways to present content in a virtual educational model, offering their expertise to students from PreK through grade 12. But what is the experience like when you teach virtually, as opposed to a traditional brick-and-mortar school? And how do you maintain connection with students? In particular, how do you keep younger children engaged in their learning? In this post, I’m going to share what it’s like to be a Kindergarten through grade 4 teacher at a cyber school.
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Books are sources of wisdom, quests, truth, and hope — and are instrumental to building an extensive vocabulary. Every parent wants their child to love books and reading because they know it opens many doors. And helping children love books and reading is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. Reading is an essential skill to have, and will lead your child on a path to becoming a lifelong learner. But how can we help a child love books, particularly in a world of many digital distractions?
Task management: two words that often conjure images of Excel spreadsheets, endless checkboxes, or even chore charts. Before we know it, we’re faced with a list as long as our arm — one that seemingly grows overnight. But does it have to be that way? In this blog, we'll look at strategies to optimize task (and, consequently, time) management for your student and family. Here are our tips for task management for cyber charter students and beyond.
For many children, returning to school is an exciting time of discovery, reuniting with friends, and growth. For others, the loss of carefree summer days can cause apprehension, even panic. Whether your child is attending a brick and mortar school, a cyber charter model, or being homeschooled, here are some ways to help address back-to-school concerns, and ease your child's transition back into the academic year. Here are five tips for managing child back-to-school anxiety: Managing Child Back-to-School Anxiety
You’ve always searched for the best option for your child, from the best bottle to the sturdiest bike. Now it’s time for you to choose the best education. We are so fortunate to have options for our children today. These days, you can think critically about your child’s amazing qualities and correlate them with a system that makes them successful for life. We’ve compiled some guiding questions, as well as an overview of your options in Pennsylvania, to help you determine what fits your child's unique academic needs. Here is our list of the best questions to ask when choosing the right education for your child.